5004A-001 | Grand Complication

  • Collection: Grand Complication
  • Model reference: 5004A-001
  • Case/Size: Steel, 36.7mm
  • Dial: White opaline
  • Movement: Manual-winding
  • Functions: Perpetual calendar, Split seconds chronograph
  • Specificity: Very Rare

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Description

Best known for their Grand Complications watches Patek Philippe masters the “Haute Horlogerie” and are arguably the best in the industry.
In 1989, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the manufacture, Patek Philippe developed what is one of the most complicated portable timepiece in the world: the Calibre 89 with 33 complications but half a century ago in 1932 they had built the “Henry Graves Supercomplication” which had at that time 24 complications, including Westminster chimes, a perpetual calendar, sunrise and sunset times, and a celestial map of New York as seen from Graves’s apartment on Fifth Avenue.
For decades they did held the title of the most complicated watches built. Mastering their craft they perpetuated the skills and traditions to deliver in their current collection pieces of the highest quality.

*Reference 5004 was produced from 1994 to 2009, due to its complexity to manufacture they were making only a few pieces a year. Available in gold and platinum it remains altogether a rare reference in any metal.
To mark the end of the 5004 era, Patek Philippe decided to make around 50 examples in steel (5004A-001) for a very few VIP customers, sold mostly from the Geneva salon.
In the watch-collecting-world, a perpetual calendar with split seconds made in steel is the epitome of grail watch.
– The timepiece is available for viewing preferrably by appointment

 

 

Patek Philippe – Bio

Patek Philippe & Co. was founded in 1839, located in Geneva and the Vallée de Joux. It designs and manufactures timepieces and movements, including some of the most complicated mechanical watches. It is considered by many experts and aficionados to be one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers.
In 1868, Patek Philippe made their first wristwatch, which was sold on November 13, 1876 to the Hungarian Countess.
It is the last independent, family-owned Genevan watch manufacture with uninterrupted operating history spanning nearly 180 years.

Additional information

Accessories:

Accompanied by a leather folder with pictures and instructions, folder outer packaging, additional case back, setting pin, leather wallet, product literature, special wooden presentation box